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Georgia's GOP Senators Go to Bat For Perdue

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 08:20 PM

Georgia's top two Republican senators on Wednesday endorsed Republican businessman David Perdue and urged voters to elect him to Congress over Democratic nonprofit executive Michelle Nunn next Tuesday.

"David Perdue is a strong leader with a proven business record who will come to Washington with fresh ideas and a passion for solutions," said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, whose retirement set off the fierce contest that has come down to Perdue and Nunn. "Georgia deserves a senator who will work to solve our fiscal crisis and put our country back on track."

Chambliss, 70, who first came to Capitol Hill in 1995 to serve in the House, referenced President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in urging voters to back Perdue. He was first elected to the Senate in 2002.

"Georgians are tired of the 'business-as-usual' attitude from our dysfunctional federal government, and voting for David Perdue is the only way for Georgians to ensure that Harry Reid and Barack Obama do not continue their destructive agenda," Chambliss said.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, 69, who has been in the Senate since 2005, said that he had campaigned with Perdue in recent weeks "and I know what kind of senator he will be.

"Georgia is proud of its strong military tradition, with numerous bases and thousands of men and women serving our country," Isakson added. "Georgia deserves a senator who will support this important mission."

He said that Perdue, 64, is critical as Senate Republicans "work to honor promises made to our veterans, and ensure that all Georgians have a brighter future."

Recent polls show Perdue and Nunn, 47, in a statistical dead heat in the race.

Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford is also on the ballot, and her presence could throw the race into a Jan. 6 runoff if neither of the two leading candidates reach the required 50 percent majority to win the seat.

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Georgia's top two Republican senators on Wednesday endorsed Republican businessman David Perdue and urged voters to elect him to Congress over Democratic nonprofit executive Michelle Nunn next Tuesday.
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